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'''Screwtape''' appears as a Character (arts)|fictional devil in the book ''The Screwtape Letters'' (1942) and in its sequel short story ''Screwtape Proposes a Toast'' (1959), both written by the Christianity|Christian author C. S. Lewis. '''''Screwtape''''' is also the title of the theatrical adaptation|stage adaptation of the ''Letters'' by James Forsyth (originally ''Dear Wormwood'', 1961). Screwtape holds the rank of Senior temptation|Tempter and serves as the Undersecretary of his department in what Lewis envisages as a sort of infernal Civil Service. The ''Letters'' represent his side of the correspondence with his nephew Wormwood, as mentorship|mentor to the young devil who is charged with the guidance of one man. The ''Toast'' is Screwtape's after-dinner speech at the Tempters' Training College and satire | satirises American and British or English public...
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